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this is "nightline." >> tonight, do you think that donald sterling should apologize? >> she is the woman behind the scandal, donald sterling's self proclaimed confidant, v.stiviano. >> his confidant, best friend -- >> barbara walters, with an exclusive, the mystery woman speaks out defending the disgraced l.a. clippers' owner and herself. >> what's the biggest misconception about you? >> that i am a mistress -- >> plus the funniest man in america. to parenting pratt falls. >> you have become the chief
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parenting expert in the country right now. >> that's bad. >> there is no subject too sensitive or into personal. tonight the everyman's comic is back, and diane sawyer has the exclusive interview. but first, the "nightline" 5 which starts right now. >> the name your price tool. you tell them how much you want to pay. they help you find a policy to fit your budget. i told you wear something comfortable. >> this is a polyester blend. >> help. >> i got you. >> so beautiful.
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good evening. tonight, an abc news exclusive interview with v. stiviano, the woman at the center of the donald sterling controversy speaking out about the firestorm sparked by a taped conversation between her and the billionaire l.a. clippers' owner. in the face of the scandal she has been hiding behind a visor until now. she sat down with abc's barbara walters for the first time just a short while ago. >> you have seen her all week, skating in front of her house with that odd visor covering her face, hoping to quench the paparazzi's thirst for her story. or exiting a restaurant, espousing presidential aspirations. >> one day i will become president of the united states of america. who is she? 31-year-old v. stiviano, the woman often at sterling's side at clipper games.
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and she is nearly 50 years his junior. >> i am his confidant, his best friend, his silly rabbit. >> tonight, v. stiviano speaking for the first time. >> our relationship started off, me working for mr. sterling, at his nonprofit foundation, it has evolved to so much more. on a level which has become a big scandal. >> it became a scandal. >> yes. >> why? >> how and why doesn't matter anymore. it is here. and some things needed to be brought to the light. >> the woman at the center of the donald sterling controversy. the billionaire's confidant, heard first on these tapes. >> do you know that you have a whole team, if you want to broadcast that you are associated with black people. >> i support them and give them
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clothes and food and cars and houses. >> racist comments from l.a. clippers' owner that rocked the nation and may cost him what he loved most. >> i am banning mr. sterling for life. >> but now, v. stiviano is defending him. is donald sterling a racist? >> no. i don't believe it in my heart. >> have you heard him say derogatory things about minorities in general and blacks in particular? >> absolutely. >> you have heard him say derogatory things? >> yes. >> didn't they sound racist to you? >> i think that the things he says are not what he feels. anyone can say anything in the heat of the moment. >> not everybody makes alleged racist remarks in the heat of the moment. sometimes in the heat of the moment you say things that -- >> that you mean. or that you feel. >> yeah. explain how he says these
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things. >> i think mr. sterling is from a different generation than i am. i think he was brought up to believe those things. >> what things? >> segregation, whites and blacks. he was brought up to believe these beliefs in his own way. and they're engrained in him, deep and in his body and in his mind. through his actions he has shown he is not a racist. through his actions he has shown to be a very generous and kind man. >> she claimed that these conversations were never intended to become public. >> these conversations were in private, nevertheless, they be came public. and because they did a lot of people have been hurt by it. his wife. his children. >> so how did they come to light? >> these things that he said to you were recorded, did you know that? >> yes, i recorded them. >> but how did they become public information?
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>> some one leaked the audio, or sold the audio, or gave the audio to what i believe to be tmz. a friend or a so-called friend of mine. i was planning on quitting working with mr. sterling a few months back. no one understand my pain and feeling. and i was reaching out to a few of my friend. i shared an audio with them where they can empathize my feelings. >> you are half black and half mexican. you were close to donald sterling. >> yes. >> you do not kid hconsider him racist? >> no. >> v. stiviano says over the 2 1/2 year relationship she was helping hem to change his point of view. >> people were used to mr. sterling being mr. sterling. and here comes everything
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changed. mr. sterling is kind to everyone. he greets and treats people with equality. and i brought that light to him. >> so you helped him become a better person? >> in every way. >> uh-huh. >> in every way. >> but the question on everyone's mind -- can you tell me what your relationship with donald sterling is? >> i'm mr. sterling's right hand arm, man. >> are you in love with donald sterling? >> i love him. >> i'm not sure that's what i asked. are you in love? >> no, i am not in love. >> you love him what like a friend, like a romance? >> i love him like a father figure. >> look a father. >> do you and donald sterling have a financial arrangement, you say you are his assistant. does he pay you? >> yes. >> at first he started paying me as an employee, and then he started paying me off the books.
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>> is he still paying you off the books? >> no. >> no. >> you are one of his assistants? >> i am his assistant. >> you are his assistant. >> yes. you are very honest. so i am going to be blunt as well. donald sterling has been married for over 60 years. where do you fit into that life? >> i don't. mr. sterling's marriage is mr. sterling's marriage and relationship. i'm not part of that life. >> what's the biggest misconception about you? >> that i'm a mistress or a whore. or a woman of the night. >> people have seen you walking with a visor. why the visor? >> i'm hurting. i'm in pain. it hurts to see someone that you care about hurting.
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it hurts to see people speculate, assume, say, throw darts at you when they don't know you. when they don't know your story. when they don't know the truth. all based on hearsay and assumptions. it hurts. >> she was with sterling moments before she set down with me. >> v. stiviano, you just left mr. sterling. what is his state of mind right now? >> confused. i think he feels very alone. not truly supported. by those around him. tormented. emotionally traumatized. >> from what? >> from everything. i think he is highly more traumatized and hurt by the things that he said himself. i think he can't even believe or understand some times the things he says. >> do you think that donald
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sterling should apologize? >> absolutely. >> will he apologize? >> only god knows. >> what advice are you giving donald sterling now? >> i just want him to come to his senses. i want him to believe it and feel it and into genuinely feel apologetic to the world. i am giving him the advice that he should apologize to the nation, to the world. for his racist remarks. >> for "nightline," i'm barbara walters in los angeles. next for us, no subject is off-limits for this comedian. i wish i could find some relief. (announcer) ask your doctor about linzess-- a once-daily capsule for adults with ibs with constipation or chronic idiopathic constipation. linzess is thought to help calm pain-sensing nerves and accelerate bowel movements.
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louis ck, the edgy, profane, everyman's comic. now something of an every man's guru with his no hold barred approach making him an expert on topics as varied as sex, parenting even getting old. because with perfect comic timing the ugly truth can be a beautiful thing. and he goes face to face with abc's diane sawyer. ♪ louis louis louis >> reporter: funny philosopher king of life as we live it where everything is a little bit good and a little bit hopeless. >> how you doing? >> okay. good.
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>> on his show and offscreen he shares custody of two daughters. >> all right. >> reporter: and documents the reality of girls and the unglamorous guy. >> i'm the guy that women see and they go, eh. i'm like, i know, let me just talk to you for a minute. i would look to make one of those it gets better ads for just dumpy young guys. we can use a little help. a little encouragement. just somebody on tv, listen man, i know it is tough right now. you are vaguely heavy with no face. you have zero value on the sexual marketplace. you feel invisible to the girls in school because you are. but it gets better. also featured his favorite pizza joint in greenwich village. on the show he writes, directs and edits. after a battering start. do you look in the mirror every
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day and assess how you look? >> oh, god no, i would die, wouldn't make it through. >> reporter: always been that way. did you have a period where you thought, cool? looking good? >> about myself. no. no. >> reporter: never, never in your whole life? >> that i thought i looked cool? no, no, i never liked the way i looked. in high school i had thick hair. i hated it. i was pale and skinny and weird looking. >> reporter: his biography full of surprises his mother american, his father a mexican economist. don't his daughters resent he didn't teach spanish to them. >> they can resent whatever they want. you look ahead at your children's future resentment. >> reporter: life changed when they divorced and heap a and hi sisters were with mom in boston. >> a hard worker, my mom. >> reporter: your dad, see him, talk to him? >> not so much.
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some times a parent/kid relationship turns into a friendship later in life. some times it doesn't. that's the way it works out. isn't it good? it's really good. >> now here he is a television dad and a kind of parenting hero. >> well that's not fair. >> i don't even know what that means. >> why does she get one and not me? >> because she is a separate person from you. you are never going to get the same things as other people. never going to be equal. not going to happen ever in your life. learn that now. >> reporter: on twitter, attacking core curriculum in public schools for taking the joy out of math. >> these are my little feelings. i don't believe that they should matter to anybody else. but [ bleep ] 3 million twitter followers, so, you know. >> i grow on people, women, when you get, some time goes by, you get past the bald head and like sweat a lot and lumpy. i have run out of things to say. can you just say, tell me now, if it is working, are you going to? >> i don't dig guys, i'm a lesbian.
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>> i think sex is a fascinating subject. and a hilarious subject. it is awkward. and it is high stakes. and it makes you feel great or makes you feel terrible. it is a huge array of experience. sex. so it is well worth talking about. it is what most people are thinking abut most of the time. so why not talk about it. >> back on tv, talking to parents who want the truth. it is "saturday night live." >> i went to my daughter's play the other day. i don't know if you have kids. there is no more joyful feeling in the human experience than when a child's play is over. it's just -- nothing feels that good. that's who i am. i am a real man. >> reporter: you get a feeling that alongside the truth teller is a kind of poet of hope and haplessness, laughter, and lonliness. >> sometimes i just feel like i, i don't have any friends.
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>> and why do you think that is? >> i don't know. >> do you think it's because you're fat? >> louis, like a friend, familiar, and consoling. >> we have this feeling of your benevolence? >> i don't know, oh, man. >> is that wrong? >> i don't know. >> that you kind of want everybody to be whole and their dreams not to decompose and -- >> well dreams decomposing is not a bad thing for some body to go through. i think if everybody's dream comes true, that's a bad scene. that's not a good idea. i don't wish for people to have all their dreams come true. i wish them to be okay with the fact that they won't. you know what i mean i you can go out into the world -- not letting it stop you -- when things don't go your way, then you are unstoppable. you know what i mean?
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there is nothing that can beat you as long as when some body goes, no you can't. you go, where else can i go. no, all right. no, thanks anyway. thanks anyway. what will get you through life i think. >> reporter: especially since sometimes when it is 4:00 a.m. and the dark night of the soul. >> daddy. >> reporter: you never know who will come by to say, let's go get some pancakes. ♪ ♪ ♪ had a real bad night >> for "nightline," i'm diane sawyer in new york. ♪ i wish you didn't have to have it ♪ >> that's deep. the fourth season of "louis" begins monday night on fx. up next, big burritos is passe, why this video of tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos is going viral. oke. that helped me quit smoking. [ male announcer ] some people
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"nightline" continues with feed frenzy. >> we all know dogs love a belly rub. but man's canine bffs may have aquatic competition for our
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affections. go pro sharing this adorable new clip of a scuba diver petting a gray seal he befriended in the island off north cumberland, england. man and seal getting along swimmingly. on the subject of unlikely pairs getting cozy, a massive horse and puny cat found nestling together in france. a heart warming peek into their unlikely friendship. as the cat relaxes in the horse's pen unconcerned about the gentle giant beside him. while the horseplays nicely with his furry intruder. bending down for nuzzles. some times no affection will do when you have to have a burrito, check out tiny hamsters, eating tiny burritos, the bundle is prepared chipotle's finest as hamsters stuff their faces. there may be no stronger love than the love of food. check, please.
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>> got to love the hamsters. thank you for watching abc news. tune in to "good morning america" tomorrow. and as always, we are online at abcnews.com. have a great weekend. good night, america.
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